Alliance University – Surana & Surana National Essay Competition 2015: Submit by April 2; Prizes Worth Rs. 50,000

Alliance School of Law, Alliance University in collaboration with Surana and Surana International Attorneys, Chennai is organising a National Essay Competition 2015 on “Social Justice and Public Empowerment“.


a. The Competition is open to the students who are pursuing their 5 year Undergraduate degree in law in any university across India

b. If any student of the ASOL is positioned amongst the top three, he/she will not be eligible for the top three prizes but will be felicitated in recognition of his/her performance with a special prize by Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai at the valedictory function.


a. The role of caste-based politics in social justice

b. CSR initiatives to bring about social development in India

c. The special Supreme Court Bench on Social Justice: Its role and prospects

d. A decade of the Right to Information Act: Its impact on public empowerment

e. Social Justice and the market: Evaluating the role of the Competition Commission of India


All entries received for the competition will be evaluated by a Screening Committee and the top 25 entries will be sent to the Jury for the selection of the winners

The First Prize shall comprise of Surana & Surana Award Cash Prize of Rs. 25, 000 and a certificate

The Second Prize shall comprise of Surana & Surana Award Cash Prize of Rs. 15, 000 and a certificate

The Third Prize shall comprise of Surana & Surana Award Cash Prize of Rs. 10, 000 and a certificate


a. The essay must be written in English

b. Only one submission is allowed per author. (Submissions both as co-author and single will be treated as multiple submissions. In case of such submissions the single submission will be rejected and disqualified as an entry to the competition)

c. Co-authorship to a maximum of two authors is permitted

d. Only original essays will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere.

Moreover any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay. Neither ASOL nor Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai will be responsible for the act of plagiarism

e. Identification mark must not be found in any part of the essay

f. Registration form is to be sent along with the essay. The registration form must be signed and sealed by the Head of the Institution/University. (Available in download form on ASOL Website).

In case of unavailability of the head of the institution any senior faculty may sign the same. Or you may send the scanned copy of your Identity Card

g. In case of co-authors separate Registration Forms shall be sent for each

Length of the essay

a. The submission shall consist of an abstract, essay and bibliography

b. An abstract should not be more than 200 words inclusive of title and keywords

c. The essay should not be more than 2000 words (excluding footnotes and abstract)

d. Footnotes must conform to the authoritative standard rules of legal citation and must include a description of each authority adequate enough to allow a reasonable reader to identify and locate the authority in a publication of general circulation

Format requirement

a. The font size of the essay shall be 12 points in Times New Roman

b. The line space shall be 1.5

c. The page number shall be included as a footer in the form “page a of y” on the right side of each page

Electronic Submission

a. The participants should send the following attachments via E-mail:

i. Essay in MS Word format with subject “ASOL Essay Writing Competition”- Name of Author(s)

ii. Registration form (accessible HERE)

iii. Cover page containing name of participant(s), address, e-mail-id, contact number and name of college/university with address and class

b. Submission must be mailed at [email protected]


a. Prof. Abraham Joseph | Assistant Professor of Law

[email protected] | Contact: +91 80 30938234 / +91 99867 67742

b. Prof. Pritam Ghosh | Assistant Professor of Law

[email protected] | Contact: +91 80 30938256 / +91 97418 34184

More information HERE.


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